New Pricing System For State Parks, Wisconsin’s Civil War History

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The Wisconsin DNR developed a new pricing system for camping and admission rates in state parks last year. We learn how the it’s fairing and if it’s providing sufficient funding for the parks. We also talk about the life of one Civil War officer preserved in letter correspondence.

Featured in this Show

  • How A New Pricing System Is Affecting State Parks

    After Wisconsin lawmakers shifted tax dollars away from state park operations, the Department of Natural Resources adopted a new pricing system so camping, park entrance and other fees would help make up for the loss. A representative from the DNR joins the program to explain what changes were made and how the system is faring so far.

  • The Civil War in Wisconsin

    More than 150 years ago, 91,000 men represented Wisconsin in the Civil War. The historic war began on April 12th, 1861 and set the foundation to abolish slavery. An author chronicles the story of a Wisconsin officer, through letters he sent home to his wife during the war.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Chris Pedretti Guest
  • Mike Larson Guest